Starting point for researching a science topic; includes nearly 3000 biographies, over 9000 articles, over 16000 illustrations, and the latest news in science and technology.
This almanac-style reference is a one-stop source for information about each of the 268 U.S. recognized countries in the world. Each entry gives you concise geographical, demographic, political and social information about each country, along with illustrations of flags and maps. The online version is updated every two weeks providing you with the most current and timely information about each recognized country in the world.
This extensively illustrated encyclopedia covers three centuries of American Folk Art, including not just painting, but also quilts, rugs, shop signs, stoneware and many other examples of "Americana" through the years. The approach is historical and includes information on particular folk artists, providing locations of institutions collecting and displayinh their work. There is topical content on the ethnic, religious and mythical inspirations for American Folk Art.
The Encyclopedia Britannica is a scholarly general encyclopedia with articles aimed at educated adult readers. it attempts to cover the widest range of topics possible and provides great depth in its subject coverage. The online version, in addition to offering over 120,000 articles, also includes an updated world atlas, thousands of images and videos and an online dictionary/thesaurus.
The primary purpose of this encyclopedia is to summarize the body of knowledge known as "business" in one place and in terms appropriate for the layperson. This body of knowledge includes five primary areas for research: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems. Business careers and business ethics have been given special treatment and there is also a strong emphasis on organizations and governmental agencies related to the fields of business.
This is an essential reference tool for anyone engaged in any aspect of educational practice, leadership, or decision-making. Articles address topics related to K-12 as well as higher education, teacher preparation, curriculum standards and assessment tests. There are comparisons of global practices in education as well as information regarding the significant impact of technology on the field of teaching.
This encyclpedia is a comprehensive study of the Jewish people and their faith, Judaism. It covers Jewish history, culture, holidays, language, scripture and religious teaching. This researcher will find timelines of Jewish history as well as Judaism and the Jewish population, by country.
This very comprehensive, authoritative encyclopedia covers virtually every important Eastern and Western philosophical concept or theory and also includes biographical entries on major figures in philosophical thought from ancient times to the present. Topics range from Aristotle to Zoroastrianism and most articles provide bibliographies citing classic sources as well as more contemporary materials.
Essays in this encyclopedia addresses issues of sex and gender from the personal and the social perspective, as well as issues of identity, status, class, ethnicity, race and nation. This resource provides a global perspective, providing comparisons of gender roles from country to country and individual cultures within specific countries. Each articule concludes with an extensive bibliography which points the user to recent books, journal articles, websites and proven classics for additional research.
For definitions of psychological terms or for more extensive explanations of various psychological conditions and treatments, this resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology. It includes articles about notable people, theories and landmark case studies and experiments as well as extensive information about psychology related career choices. Most articles are cross-referenced from technical terms to more readily understood layperson's terms.
This Collection of alphabetically arranged entries covers all of the major areas of science, including: biology, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, geology, weather, archaeology, psychology and mathematics. Each entry describes scientific concepts, provides an overview of the specific area and also includes definitions of scientific terms. This is a practical research tool for both the beginning science student and the more advanced researcher.
McGraw-Hill Access Science
This is a premier online science resource which provides fast, easy and accurate access to over 7000 topics in all major areas of science and technology. It's user-friendly and visually appealing home page includes RSS feeds, flash animations and podcasts. The online resource has an A-Z Topic Index as well as a search engine of McGraw-Hill Access Science which is fast and easy to use.
New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd. ed.
The standard reference work is the only comprehensive source on Catholic teachings. It contains scholarly articules on persons and subjects related to both Catholicism and the Humanities, and is generously illustrated with maps and photographs. This new second edition has been extensively updated and revised to reflect contemporary questions and issues.